Gate and the New Gate are at the
western side of the Walls, by which normally enter those who come
from the New City. Damascus Gate and
Herod's Gate are at the north, the Lions'
Gate and the sealed Golden Gate
are at the eastern side, and the Dung Gate
and Zion Gate are at the south.
Gate, located at the end of Jaffa St., is the main access
to the Old City from West Jerusalem (the New City). From here you
can reach the Citadel and the Tower of David Museum, situated just
inside the gate on the right, as well as the market alleys starting
from David St. This gate was given its name because here was the start
of the old main road to Jaffa port at the Mediterranean.
Gate, located at the north side of the Walls, is the main
access to the Old City from East Jerusalem and the most beautiful
of all gates. Outside the gate, called in Hebrew "Sha'ar Shchem" ("Nablus
Gate"), is a colorful Arab marketplace, while underneath lie the excavations
of an old Roman gate from the 1st century BC, used to be the main
entrance to the city.
Ramparts Walk: Walking on the top of the Walls is an extremely
enjoyable experience and a great opportunity to observe the picturesque
views of both the Old City with its alleys and shrines, and the New
City spreading on the surrounding mountains outside the Walls. You
can get up to the Walls at Jaffa Gate or Damascus Gate, then head
on north or south and get down at any of the gates.
The Ramparts Walk is open Sunday to Thursday and Saturday from 9:00am
to 5:00pm, Friday and Holiday eves 9:00am to 2:00pm. Tickets coast
14 NIS for an adult, 7 NIS for a child.